10 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Projects

outdoor spring cleaning

Spring cleaning is not fun for most of us. But it should be done. As the holidays and winter come to an end and we start looking forward to spring and warmer weather, something within us pushes us to get our homes in order by cleaning, organizing and getting rid of things we’ve collected throughout the winter.

But who says spring cleaning is limited to the inside of a house?
The outside of your home could probably use a little refreshing after a cold, dreary winter, too!

It’s Time For Home Exterior Cleaning

Here are home exterior cleaning projects that will really improve the appearance of your home in Cedar Park, and, more importantly, will provide much-needed care and maintenance that will save you a lot ofmoney in years ahead.

1. Gutter Cleaning

Spring is the best time of year to clean out your gutters, since so many of leaves and debris pile up in the fall and winter. The pollen count is at its highest in the spring, making a big mess in your gutters if they are not cleaned.

Plus, bugs and animals are looking for places to build their homes in spring, so having your gutters cleaned out will help stop an infestation in your home.

Gutter cleaning will consist of cleaning the inside of your gutters, removing mold, mildew, rust stains and restoring them to a nice appearance.

2. Window Cleaning

Exterior window cleaning is essential for spring cleaning. First floor windows will not cause you too much of a problem, but second and third floor windows are a bit trickier to reach.

Cleaning windows by hand is a tiring job, and it will need a lot of supplies, not to mention going up and down a ladder! A soft wash or professional cleaning of your exterior windows is the best solution to get the panes and the outer frame clean.

3. Pressure Washing

You don’t want clean gutters and clean windows on a dirty house. Which means you are going to want to pressure wash your home too!

Pressure washing is fast, effective and affordable. You can pressure clean your house, patio furniture, patios, wood and stone porches and walkways with very little effort. It will knock off dirt and mud so they won’t stain your home, and you can stop the spread of mold, mildew and allergens.

4. Driveway Cleaning

Clearing off your home’s driveway and giving it a good cleaning might seem silly since you’ll just be driving on it, but, a clean, maintained driveway can increase the curb appeal of your home.

A professional pressure washing service can do wonders when it comes to driveway cleaning, whether it is concrete, asphalt, stone or some other material. Also consider adding a gravel or mulch border to your home’s driveway to really help it pop!

5. Patio Cleaning

Your home’s patio probably gets the most use in the summer, so it can be easy to overlook it in the winter when you are not doing any outdoor entertaining, relaxing or grilling. Your patio can be in bad shape the first time you step onto it in the spring.

Detergent and water – and a little hard work – can sometimes be enough for patio cleaning, but if you see signs of mold or mildew, you may need to consider a more aggressive option, like power washing, to guarantee that friends and family can safely enjoy your patio all summer.

6. Roof Cleaning

Algae and moss are typical roof issues in Cedar Park. While you’re cleaning the outside of your home, it is a great time to pressure clean your home’s roof too, but you’ll have to use a different method than the one you use for most of your home’s exterior cleaning.

If you start to see streaks on your home’s roof, algae is most likely the reason. Moss is typically obvious, too. These contaminants can’t be scrubbed off shingles, nor can you pressure wash the roof of your home. Both of these methods will ruin the shingles on your home’s roof.

The best process for roof cleaning is to spray the shingles with a half-water, half-bleach solution and then leave it sit. This solution will kill all organic organisms on your home’s roof without lowering its lifespan.

7. Tidy up the Front

The front of your home is what most people see, so try to make the best impression possible for visitors, neighbors and for yourself! Returning home to a well-maintained exterior will improve your day, and it will probably encourage you to spend a lot more time outdoors.

Clean your porch with soap and water or a good pressure wash. Clean cobwebs and dirt off of the front door, and consider painting it for a fresh look! Clean overlooked areas such as the porch ceiling, light fixtures and ceiling fans, too.

8. Organize Outdoor Tools

You will be spending much more time outside, so spring is a wonderful opportunity to organize the things you’ll need for outdoor work.

Yard tools and pool care equipment need to all have an exact area outside your home – a place that it is safe from harsh weather and not in sight so it is not a constant eyesore. Spending the time to organize in the spring allows you to enjoy the outside of your home so much more during the time of year that you are going to spend the most time outdoors.

9. Lawn Care & Landscaping

Your lawn, trees and garden bushes can make a big impact on the look of your home.

Eliminate weeds around your flower beds and walkways and driveway, till up areas where you’ll be planting in the future and sweep off walkways. You can spray pre-emergent weed poison to make yard care easier on yourself throughout the next few months. Trim all the bushes too.

10. Clean the Grill

After sitting unused for months, your gas or charcoal grill could use a good cleaning, too. Leftover grease and food from your grill are definitely unappetizing, but they can make you and your family sick.

Wet it down to get rid of ash, then scrub the grates with a scrubber or grill brush (so you do not leave behind metal particles that can sometimes get into food) and a dish soap or degreaser.

You can probably finish all of these jobs over the course of a few weekends but it is going to be a lot of tough work. Instead, give us a call! Cedar Park Pressure Washing offers professional residential exterior cleaning services for driveway cleaning, patio cleaning, pressure washing, roof cleaning and more!